Wisdom Upgrade, China Machine Tools are Actively Transforming
Market News

Wisdom Upgrade, China Machine Tools are Actively Transforming

In 2020, the global machine tool market is worth 111.36 billion U.S. dollars. Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic and the Sino-US trade war, China’s import and export value of machine tools will decline by 17.7% and 11.5% respectively in 2020 compared to 2019. However, it is still the world’s largest machine tool market, accounting for approximately the world’s total 35%.
Published: Dec 29, 2021
Wisdom Upgrade, China Machine Tools are Actively Transforming

As a typical mechatronic product, CNC machine tools combine mechanical technology with CNC intelligence. The upstream mainly involves castings, sheet weldments, precision parts, functional parts, CNC systems, electrical components, and other parts; the downstream is widely involved in machinery, molds, automobiles, electrical equipment, railway locomotives, ships, petrochemicals, electronic information technology, and many other industries. The production of machine tools is affected by the demand for automobiles, industry, and transportation machinery. In addition, as the era shifts from traditional machines to CNC machines, suppliers are focusing on the digital transformation of machines. This shift is the result of the end-user industry’s demand for high productivity, high quality, and shortened cycle times. With the development, breakthrough, and implementation of new technologies, the growth of CNC machine tools is expected to increase substantially in the terminal industry.

Looking forward to 2021, the large-scale implementation of vaccines and the relatively mild China policy after the end of the US general election will be a major factor in supporting the return of global economic development to normal, but the actual impact still needs to be observed. Downstream application industries such as the automotive and consumer electronics industries have a clear recovery trend in 2021, which will also promote the development of the machine tool market.

The global machine tool market is unified:

Machine tools are mainly divided into metal cutting machine tools, metal forming machine tools, and so on. The machine tool industry plays an important role in the modernization of the national economy. The main machine tool-producing countries include China, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Germany attaches great importance to high-tech, precise, precise, and practical CNC machine tools and accessories. Highly specialized in the research and development and production of various functional components, the quality and performance are among the best in the world. Japan focuses on the development of CNC systems, and machine tool manufacturers continue to pay attention to the layout of upstream materials and parts and the integrated development of core products. The United States has strong competitiveness in the design, manufacturing, and basic scientific research of CNC machine tools. China's machine tool industry started late but has developed rapidly, with significant growth in technology and market size.

As China's high-end manufacturing, represented by industries such as automobiles, aerospace, shipbuilding, power equipment, construction machinery, and 3C, has higher and higher requirements for the performance and accuracy of CNC machine tools, the market demand for CNC machine tools has been increasing, especially High-end CNC machine tools. Therefore, the market size is expected to expand steadily. With the continuous deepening of the structural adjustment of China's machine tool industry, the level of machine tool numerical control has been significantly improved, but it is still seriously behind the industrialized countries; in particular, the localization rate of imported high-end numerical control machine tools is only 6%. This means a huge opportunity for domestic substitution in the future.

Development Status of China's machine tool market:

With the support of China government policies and the pursuit of innovation by enterprises, non-standardized and personalized customized CNC machine tools will become the mainstream of the market, and smart, integrated, and high-precision products will become the industry development trend; China's machine tool industry It is entering a transitional period.

China's CNC machine tools are dominated by East China. In 2019, the CNC machine tool market reached 180.5-billion-yuan, accounting for 55% of China. The second-ranked Central and Southern region has a market size of 6.246-billion-yuan, accounting for 19% of the total CNC machine tool market in China. The scale of Northeast China is 38.92 billion yuan (12%), North China is 23.54 billion yuan (7%), Southwest is 17 billion yuan (5%), and the Northwest market is 4.58 billion yuan (2%).

The machine tool industry is a strategic industry related to the national economy. The processing complexity, precision, and efficiency of machine tools determine a country's manufacturing level, and it also has a significant impact on the country's overall industrial competitiveness and comprehensive national strength. The machine tool industry itself is not large, but the industrial system it supports is very large. And one-third of the parts in the machinery manufacturing industry is processed by machine tools. Industrial machinery as a tool of manufacture is the foundation of industrialization and the basis of intelligent manufacturing. It is related to national industrial security and national defense security. It belongs to a basic industry and a strategic industry, and it is also an area that countries all over the world compete for.

After several years of development in China’s machine tool equipment industry, technology and craftsmanship have been in a mature stage, and the numerical control rate and precision have also been significantly improved. However, at present, the machine tool equipment independently developed and produced in China is still in the low-end market. Mainly products, high-end CNC machine tools still rely on imports.

China's industrial mother machine has entered a new stage of development and has achieved several major innovations, including the development of three types of high-end CNC machine tools, the development of five types of large-scale heavy-duty basic manufacturing equipment, and breakthroughs in high-speed cutting, multi-axis machining, etc. 12 key core technologies. Among them, a large number of large-scale heavy equipment such as gantry five-axis machine tools and 80,000-ton die forging presses have filled China's domestic gaps and promoted China's high-end manufacturing capabilities in aerospace, power generation equipment, shipbuilding, and other fields.

The development trend of China's machine tool market:

The development of the machine tool industry in advanced countries (Germany and the United States, etc.) is now evolving from digitalization and automation to collaborative manufacturing and smart manufacturing. Based on the existing digital and automated stand-alone machines, to improve the production efficiency of the manufacturing industry, and in response to a small number of diverse manufacturing types and an environment where the number of jobs will decrease in the future (population and declining birthrate), one after another smart transformation has been adopted. Those solutions such as Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet, to integrate the internal resources of the factory (including machine and equipment system information, workers’ technology, and knowledge) and market demand information, develop smart production models, meet better production efficiency, and create more different lifestyles.

Focus on "Integration of Intelligent Equipment, Interconnected and Collaborative". It can be understood that China is actively and continuously becoming a manufacturing power. Digitalized machinery and equipment will be the first step in China's improvement of manufacturing equipment energy. China will gradually upgrade its manufacturing capacity through the three stages of digital manufacturing, information interconnection solutions, and smart manufacturing systems to enhance its ability to manufacture high value-added products.

China's industrial host machine industry has formed a complete industrial system, with the entire industrial chain from mainframe functional components to numerical control systems, and capable of producing products with a complete range of specifications. In terms of the overall technological level, China is also making great strides, narrowing the gap with developing countries such as Europe, Japan, and the United States. However, China still faces outstanding problems and complex and severe situations in the development of high-end industrial base machines. The current situation of weak basic technology in the research and development of high-end industrial base machines and the control of core functional components has not been fundamentally changed. China's domestic users still have the problem of reluctance to use domestic high-end industrial base machines; the external development environment is becoming more severe. In the international environment of economic globalization and systematic competition, the coupling of economic and technological security factors, technical product barriers represented by "The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Good and Technologies" severely restrict China's industrial transformation upgrade and development of high-end industries.

On the other hand, with the adjustment of the industrial structure in various fields in China, the upgrading of Industry 4.0 technology, and the gradual growth of strategic emerging industries, the resulting market demand, and technological progress have led to the demand for high-end CNC machine tools from users in the manufacturing industry. Rapid growth. In recent years, the integration and application of industrial robots and CNC machine tools have developed rapidly, and the forms of applications in various fields have continued to expand, giving new impetus to the current trend of intelligent China machine tools. It is also expected that the growth rate of investment in fixed equipment will be increased in the next 5 to 10 years in the user industries of automobile, aviation, aerospace, military, shipbuilding, rail transit, marine engineering, medical equipment, home appliances, construction machinery, and molds. To maintain growth, the total demand for machine tools, components, and related accessories in the China market will continue to grow. In particular, the growth of high-end CNC machine tools will be even greater, which will usher in new development opportunities for China's high-end equipment manufacturing industry.

China's metal processing automation needs:

With the new orders for metal cutting machine tools and the increase in orders in hand, the metal cutting machine tools are developing for the better, and the total profit of the machine tool industry has been increased. With the development of the China market and the deepening of processing technology, in addition to the digitization of machines, to further meet the improvement of production efficiency and product manufacturing quality, different processing functions and process technologies will be integrated based on the mechanical structure of CNC machine tools. The integration of the machine will be based on the needs of the terminal manufacturing industry, including (process, process, machine structure and function, and processing method) for integration and integration to create high-performance and high-efficiency machine products suitable for processing sites.

In general, the development opportunities of China's machine tool industry outweigh the challenges. With the in-depth integration of a new generation of information technology and manufacturing, the Internet, big data, cloud computing, and 5G technologies continue to develop, and China's industrial machine tools are rapidly moving towards intelligence.

Trends of machine tool market:

The increasing demand for intelligent machine tools is a prominent trend. It is observed that the increasing popularity of robotics and technological advancements such as human-computer interaction will affect the market growth in the current period. The demand for real-time connection has further given birth to the development of cloud smart factories and has also become an important part of smart systems. It is expected to drive the popularization of human-machine collaboration products. These smart tools have sensors that can record and monitor work processes, optimize machine time and schedule maintenance, and can analyze data to further adjust operating data to improve productivity. In addition, sensors can also improve the predictive analysis of these tool components and their life cycles, which will reduce downtime and help significantly solve the problem of idle time.

Published: Dec 29, 2021 Source :apiaa

Further reading

You might also be interested in ...

Headline
Market News
UAV Market and Technology Development Trend
The drone is small in size and can be equipped with various modules. Its application feature is that it can replace people to perform dirty, dull, and dangerous tasks. In addition to improving the execution efficiency, it can also reduce the risk of operators, so it can expand Various application market advantages.
Headline
Market News
Opportunities and Challenges of China's Intellectual Property Service Industry
The rapid development of science and technology innovation, the rise of the knowledge economy, the acceleration of economic globalization and informatization, the creation, utilization, and protection of intellectual property rights have become important factors in promoting national economic development. Many countries are implementing or starting to formulate development strategies related to intellectual property rights to enhance the country's competitiveness in international economic and trade activities.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in Spain
The Spanish government promotes bicycle culture and spares no effort. The rapid growth of bicycle users has also led to the growth of related enterprises in the bicycle industry. Among them, electric bicycles are the most popular, with sales increasing by 63.6% and sales of more than 40,000 units.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in France
The France sports climate is booming. More than 58% of residents of the Greater Paris area exercise at least once a week for at least 30 minutes each time. Among them, indoor sports such as yoga or Pilates accounted for 13%, the largest proportion, followed by walking 12%, jogging 8%, swimming, cycling, muscle training, and other sports enthusiasts. Paris has ample public space, people can exercise without spending money, but there are also various specialized paid fitness centers in the city.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in Canada
The COVID-19 epidemic has changed the exercise habits of Canadians, driving the upsurge of home fitness and outdoor sports. Business opportunities for home fitness equipment and outdoor sports products have emerged, including home fitness equipment, bicycles, golf, camping, skiing products, and other hot products, online sales growth is even more amazing. The sports climate in Canada is prosperous, chain fitness channels are expanding rapidly, various sports equipment and supplies are in great demand, and the products are more diversified.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in the United States
In 2019, the overall North American sports market revenue is approximately US$73 billion, making it one of the largest sports markets in the world. It is expected to grow to US$83.1 billion by 2023. Nowadays, the sports market is growing rapidly. In the past few decades, it has become a mature industry in the world.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in Australia
The top five sports most loved by Australians, including walking, gymnasium (containing oxygen dance), jogging and running, swimming and diving, cycling, and cycling, have also changed as a result, resulting in new sports trends under the epidemic Goods with fever.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in Korea
Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the total sales of the sports goods market from February to June 2020 was 837.8 billion won, a 40% decrease compared to the same period in 2019, and the number of private sports industry companies also decreased by 28.6%, 2020 South Korea’s overall sports market was a year of decline.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in Japan
Since 2019, Japan has hosted international sports events such as the World Rugby Games and the Tokyo Olympics, which indirectly sparked an upsurge in sports and fitness for all age groups. According to a survey report on the Japanese sports market, the size of the sports market in 2019 was ¥2250.4 billion.
Headline
Market News
The Development Trend of the Sports Industry in China
China's sports market continues to grow. The total market size in 2019 reached RMB 2.95 trillion, an annual growth rate of 10.9%. Among them, the sports service market reached 1,493-billion-yuan, accounting for 50.6%, and the sports goods market reached 1,361.4-billion-yuan, accounting for 46.2%. The China sports market will continue to expand at an accelerated pace in the next few years. By 2025, the scale of China's sports market will exceed 5 trillion yuan, and through 5G, Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence technologies, boring exercises will be transformed into leisure activities.
Headline
Market News
Analysis and Outlook of the Global Motorcycle and Scooter Market
The Asian region has always been the core area for global motorcycle and scooter sales, with India, China, and Indonesia being the top three markets. The Asian market has potential. The global demand for motorcycles and scooters is increasing.
Headline
Market News
Overview of the U.S. Hand Tools Market
Hand tools are mainly used in construction projects, home repairs, and automobile maintenance. Among them, power hand tools, especially power tools, have continued to increase in efficiency and convenience, and the market size has continued to expand in recent years. The overall demand for hand tools in the United States and the real estate market is showing positively related.
Agree